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    Lead Story
    Woodstock Music Festival concludes, 1969
    American Revolution
    Connecticut Patriot Jonathan Trumbull dies, 1785
    Automotive
    Charles Kettering receives patent for electric self-starter, 1915
    Civil War
    Dakota uprising begins in Minnesota, 1862
    Cold War
    East Germans kill man trying to cross Berlin Wall, 1962
    Crime
    A serial rapist strikes in England, 1984
    Disaster
    Earthquake exposes weak infrastructure, 1999
    General Interest
    Patton wins race to Messina, 1943
    Balloon crosses the Atlantic, 1978
    Hitler's last living henchman dies, 1987
    Deadly earthquake strikes Turkey, 1999
    Hollywood
    Robert De Niro born, 1943
    Literary
    Random House gives Colin Powell largest autobiography advance to date, 1993
    Music
    "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace tops the U.S. pop charts, 1974
    Old West
    Billy the Kid kills his first man, 1877
    Presidential
    Clinton testifies before grand jury, 1998
    Sports
    Lou Gehrig goes the distance, 1933
    Vietnam War
    117,000 combat missions flown over North Vietnam in three years, 1968
    U.S. troops to withdraw from Thailand, 1973
    World War I
    Russian troops invade East Prussia, 1914
    World War II
    Carlson's Raiders land on Makin Island, 1942

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    1786 - Davy Crockett was born in Tennessee. Crockett died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

    1899 - Thomas Edward (Black Jack) Ketchum attempted to single handedly to rob a train. He was wounded by the conductor and was picked up the next day. He was hung in New Mexico on April 26, 1901. He was a known career criminal in Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas.

    1973 - The Manned Spacecraft Center near Houston was renamed the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
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